Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed that hackers have threatened to leak one of their upcoming films unless a ransom is paid. Though Iger did not reveal the name of the film it is believed to be Disney’s latest Pirates film ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’. Iger said Disney is working with the FBI, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The hackers have demanded “enormous amount” of money via online currency Bitcoin. They have threatened to release five minutes of the film at first, and then in 20-minute chunks until their financial demands are met.
The ransom demand for the Disney movie is not an isolated case as Netflix recently faced a similar situation when their popular show ‘Orange is the New Black’ was leaked online. The hackers had demanded money and when Netflix refused to pay, they released the episodes weeks before its official launch.